Trip Report

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Trip Report

Greek Islands Paradise

Incredible opportunity to see 7 Greek islands via luxury yacht - beach hopping, picturesque villages & the freshest seafood I’ve had the pleasure of eating!

by DanielleAAbout Me:Freelance project management consultant, living my best life in Brooklyn, New York. Obsessed with interior design, cats, reading, fresh-cut flowers and exploring the world! Yoga teacher and student for life! read more

Greece11 days / September 2018

Highs & Lows

Enjoying delicious fish and local Assyrtiko while lounging shore-side.

Surviving the hairpin roads of Crete.

Itinerary Overview

  • 1 Night: Hydra
    Sun-bathing, diving off the rocks, pure R and R.
  • 2 Nights: Mykonos
    Scene-ing from world-famous beach clubs, dance parties, shopping
  • 1 Night: Patmos
    Exploring the Old City and port, dining with a view
  • 3 Nights: Santorini
    Wine-tasting, Caldera cruise, exceptional dining and vistas
  • 1 Night: Folegandros
    Beach tour by boat, leisurely stroll through town
  • 2 Nights: Crete Region
    Dynamic site-seeing, beaches, nightlife entertainment, dining
  • 1 Night: Karpathos
    Beaches by day and bus tour by afternoon

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would not have changed anything, this trip was absolutely perfect! However, when touring any place by ship, the evenings after a certain time are typically spent on board in order to arrive at the next port by morning. Something to consider if local nightlife or later dining experiences are a priority.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    If possible, try to get to the smaller, lesser known islands like Karpathos, Folegandros and Hydra because that is where you will find the most authentic Grecian experience (theres daily ferry service from Athens and Piraeus). Santorini wins for the most breathtaking vistas; the towns are absolutely gorgeous. Mykonos has an incredibly fun, fashionable nightlife scene. Crete offers the most variety of things to do with your time and the Turkish influence makes it unique to the other islands.

  • Transportation Tips?

    If you have a fear of heights or driving cliffside, skip the island of Crete. It was a stunning island to see but I found the driving to be quite dangerous.

  • Packing tips?

    Bring flat sandals and flip flops - there is no such thing as heels in Greece! All that you really need is a few bathing suits, spf 50+ sunscreen, a few good books, maxi dresses (shorts and a casual shirt for the men) for the night time, and youre all set!